Westland High School

146 Galloway Road | Galloway, Ohio 43119

Phone: (614) 851-7000 | Fax: (614) 870-5531 | Attendance: (614) 801-8979 email:  whs.attendance@swcsd.us

Clinic: (614) 801-7068  email: whs.clinic@swcsd.us

Registrar email: whs.records@swcsd.us

Greg Costello, Principal 

Chad Dotson, Assistant Principal

Arthur Jordan, Assistant Principal

Steve Dickman, Assistant Principal

WHS Office Hours:

7:30 am-4:00 pm.  Please call (614) 851-7000 to schedule an appointment.


Any visitors admitted into the building may wear a mask or face covering if they choose to.


Voicemails left on the WHS main line (614) 851-7000 are checked frequently and will be returned in a timely manner. 

Please leave a message including your name, phone number, student's name, along with any pertinent information. 

Messages providing this information will assist staff in getting answers before returning calls and/or help determine the best person to return the call to help you. 


Back-to-School FAQ 2023-2024

As the calendar flips over to July, we know many families begin to look ahead to August for back-to-school planning. From frequently asked questions such as ‘When are the Open House dates?’ and ‘When will I be informed of my bus route?’, to annual reminders, we have you covered here in our Back-to-School primer, here: http://swinsider.com/2023/06/30/2023-2024-back-to-school-faq/ 

WHS Principal Message

Hello, Cougars!  I am thrilled to be a member of the Westland High School family, and am excited to serve the Westland and SWCSD community!  Stay tuned to our website, and SWCSD social media pages throughout the school year for important information regarding your child's academic progress, extra-curricular events and fun events and activities here at the building.  

Thank you for your continued support of our school, and we look forward to working with you this year!

Go Cougars! 

Greg Costello 


A note from the nurse:

I have enjoyed helping to care for the health needs of your children this year! There are many things to think about as we approach the last week of school. Here are just a few reminders from the clinic:

End of School Year Medication Pick up – Please pick up ALL medications from the school clinic by 3:00pm on Friday, May 31st. If medication is not picked up from the clinic by 3:00pm on May 31st  it will be considered abandoned. Abandoned medication will be destroyed in accordance with local, state, and federal laws. We do NOT keep any meds in the clinic over the summer.

New Health Forms/Meds for the 2024-25 School Year - With each new school year, it is necessary to update your child’s Health Forms in the school clinic. All students with medical conditions (ie Asthma, Allergies, Seizures, etc.) must submit new health care plans each school year.

If you plan to bring medications to the clinic next year, you must complete a Request for Administration of Medication form with each medication turned into the clinic. If the medicine is over the counter, only a parent's signature is required. However, if it is prescription medication, or needs to be administered for more than 2 weeks, the form must also be signed by a physician. Please see the district website: Departments Health Services/Medications at School  and then resources on the top right hand side of the website for links to these medication forms. 

If you would like for your student to carry emergency medication, such as an inhaler, epi-pen, or glucagon/diabetes supplies, the physician must indicate on both the Care Plan and the Authorization for Students to Carry form that the student is trained and capable of carrying and self-administering the listed medication. The Authorization for Students to Carry form requires physician, student, and parent signatures.

All necessary Health Forms can be found at the link below and on the school website under Health Services 


 Immunizations: By State law, your child must have a minimum number of required vaccinations to attend school. SWCSD requires all students to be immunized (or in the process of being immunized) against poliomyelitis, measles (aka rubeola), diphtheria, rubella (German measles), pertussis, tetanus, mumps, and other diseases legally designated in accordance with State statutes, unless specifically exempt for medical or other reasons. SWCSD requires that students enrolled in grades seven through twelve (12) be immunized against meningococcal disease in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health. Parents/guardians MUST provide records that indicate the vaccinations are complete or are in process. Please be sure to ask the health care provider for an updated vaccine record for the start of the new school year. This record can be emailed to the nurse pme1205@swcsd.us, sent into the school with your child or faxed.   

Thank you, and please do not hesitate to call or email me with any questions! Enjoy a fun and safe summer!

Paige Emmelhainz M. Ed, BSN, LSN, RN

24/7 Homework Help for Grades 7-12 

24/7 Tarea Auyjda en los grados 7-12 

24/7 Caawinta Shaqada Guriga ee fasalada 7-12 

Paper_Parent and Guardian guide.pdf


Paper_Parent and Guardian guide Spanish.pdf


Paper_Parent and Guardian guide Somali.pdf



Keep your Infinite Campus Parent Portal information updated to get text, phone, and email updates!

Infinite Campus (IC) is the District’s Internet-based student information system. Important features of IC are the Parent Portal and NEW Mobile App. Through the IC tools, parents are able to access their child’s information, such as class schedules, attendance, academic reports, transportation information, coursework, and put funds in their child’s food service account online. Parents can also designate how and where they wish to receive emergency communications, attendance calls, general announcement messages, and e-mail messages from teachers, the school, and the school district. New accounts need an activation key. The district will be mailing those out in August, so save the letter if you need to create a new account.

To create an IC account, please go to:  https://www.swcsd.us/InfiniteCampus.aspx

If you already have an IC account, please update your emergency contact information at: https://www.swcsd.us/OnlineAnnualInformationUpdate.aspx


Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open.

Please visit our District Website at www.swcsd.us to follow our step-by-step enrollment and registration process or call our Student Enrollment Center at (614) 801-6280 to speak with an enrollment specialist regarding registering your child to attend one of our schools. 


12th Grade Parents:

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Language Assistance Notification:

South-Western City Schools will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in all services, activities, and programs available throughout the district. It is the policy of SWCSD to ensure meaningful communication with LEP students and families and to communicate information related to the education of all students.  All services needed to comply with this policy will be provided for students and their families in need of such assistance free of charge. For assistance, please call 614-801-7000.

En Español:

Las escuelas de South-Western City tomarán medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso fácil y la misma oportunidad de participar en todos los servicios, actividades y programas disponibles en todo el distrito. La política de SWCSD es asegurar una comunicación significativa con los estudiantes LEP,  sus familias y comunicar información relacionada con la educación de todos los estudiantes. Todos los servicios necesarios para cumplir con esta política se proporcionarán a los estudiantes y sus familias que necesiten dicha asistencia de forma gratuita. Para obtener ayuda, llame al 614-801-7000.


In Somali:

South-Western City Schools waxay qaadi doonaan talaabooyin macquul ah oo lagu hubsanayo in dadka luuqada ingiriisigu  ku yartahay (LEP) helaan marin macno u leh oo loogu simanyahay kaga qayb qaadashada dhamaan adeegyada, hawlaha, iyo barnaamijyada laga helo degmada. Waa xeer ay SWCSD ku hubinayso helitaanka xiriirka LEP ardayda iyo reerahooda macno u leh iyo sidii loogu kala war qaadan lahaa waxa ku saabsan tacliinta ardaydaydoo dhan. Dhamaan adeegyada ay is waafaqa xeerkaa waxa heli doona caawimadeeda ardayda iyo reeraha u baahan adeegaas oo ah bilaa lacag ah . Si aad u hesho adeegaas, fadlan wac 614-801-7000.